History

Long before transient settled in, the areas covered by tall trees and bounding with cogon grass. It was a favorite resting place of the travellers. It is shaded by the trees with the morning breeze ferrying the sweet scent of the cogon flowers and the cogon leaves, moving like the gentle waves of the nearby sea. The place provide restful and can soothed away weariness.

Because of the ambiance of the place, the travellers decided to put up residence until a small community was established. Whenever they were asked on where they are residing, they answered that they came from where there are plenty of cogon plants (kacogonan). Thereafter, the increasing population adopted the “cogon” but later changes GOGON, consider that “ningas-kugon” was a negative Filipino trait.

The settlement along the sea was called TIAD and still it carries its name to this day. The older folks said that it was referred to as “tampad ning dagat” (fronting the sea) which is used to be the favorite swimming place and bountiful with several kinds of sea shells and fishes.

The present barangays of Gogon Sirangan, Gogon Centro and the part of San Isidro Village once formed Barangay Gogon. It is bounded by a river on the North and East, sea on the Southeast, rice fields on the West and cogon fields on the South. Gogon is natured blessed, the river and the sea offers fishes of different kinds, sea shells and other crustaceans for food. The field’s offers and products rice and crops to the farmers and the people in it, the cogon grasses are used as a fodder to the animals and thatching materials for the Kubo (hut house).

Aside from natural bounties, the barangay people are endowed with musical and cultural talents, and outstanding achievers in their fields of professions.